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SGA passes last three bills of Spring 2021 semester


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Senator Sarah Bidgood asks for clarification on a bill requesting faculty to give directions to students on how to change their WebEx username during an SGA meeting via WebEx on April 26, 2021.

Central Michigan University's Student Government Association passed the last three bills of the semester in the House and Senate during an April 26 meeting.

The bills on deck were about adding more Automated External Defibrillators around campus, promoting WebEx as the default video conferencing platform for online classes and requesting for professors to tell their students about changing their WebEx username.

While the SGA House spoke in support of the bills with little debate, SGA Senate debated over the language of the last bill on changing WebEx usernames.

Sen. Ramiro Garcia said he wanted to see the directions for changing usernames in the syllabi, but the bill lacked specificity.

"I feel like I have to vote no because class times are valuable," Garcia said. "On the first day, teachers can already be behind ... Some of my constituents actually teach classes and they verbally told me that they don't really like this idea."

Garcia said that he would rather have the university send out an email giving directions.

However, SGA Senate Leader Nolan Kamoo said that the legislation could be passed now and another bill could be passed in the Fall 2021 semester clarifying the language if its too confusing.

Senator Sarah Bidgood said it was the best route. SGA could see how the bill is received by faculty and students, and if it's received poorly, pass a bill clarifying the language of the original.

Every senator voted in support of the bill except Garcia.

While the SGA House spoke in support of the bills with little debate, SGA Senate debated over the language of the last bill on changin g WebEx usernames.yn King, Dylan Baker and Olivia Schwartz.

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